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From: Gyujin Park <gpark@...>
Subject: Re: swap?
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 18:42:05 -0600
Does this mean the system will be still stable with 99% memory usage?
I mean, at some point it should turn into swap. The system reaches up to 99%
physical memory usage with less than 3 MB of physical memory left.

The server response slows down, and the server is still not willing to change.

-Tom-

On Fri Jul 30 10:37 , Colin Kingsley <ckingsley@...> sent:

>On Fri, 30 Jul 2004 08:59:38 -0600, Gyujin Park gpark@...> wrote:
>> I've recently switched to Gentoo, and the server was running fine until there was
>> a problem with SWAP.
>> 
>> Gentoo Server Performance decreased and of course Physical Memory was high and
>> warning was sent to root, me.
>> 
>> I've correctly mkswap /dev/hda2
>> and correctly swapon -a
>> 
>> However, it gives me resource busy.
>> 
>> Also, when I do
>> 
>> free
>> 
>> it shows no swap is used even though physical memory level is 98%.
>
>free shows no swap used on my system either. and 90% or more physical
>memory use is standard for the linux kernel.
>
>> Of course, the system gets unstable and forces me to shutdown some services,
>> which brings down to about 95%.
>> Why doesn't Gentoo utilitze swap?
>
>What exactly are your stability issues? I've neer had a problem like
>this, and a more descriptive error would be helpfull. Keep in mind
>that this probably isnt gentoo specific, maybe you havent added an
>entry to /etc/fstab for your swap partition?
>
>> also, I'm only running mysql, http, vsftpd.
>> What is the problem with Gentoo performance, whenever I add people and put a
>> quota on, and restart quota service? The it eats Memory.
>
>sorry, never used quotas
>
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Tom
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